Nutrition & Innovation: The Impact of Home-Delivered Meals on Chronic Care Management

  • September 17, 2019
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
  • Online

Persons with chronic health conditions often do not have access to, or use of, nutritional support that can help improve their health while managing disease or resulting disability. Thus, it is more difficult to control other key behaviors including medication adherence, and often results in lowered health status that then can lead to increased reliance upon/use of high-cost health care resources.

Design and measurement of a chronic care pilot program will be discussed, and a review of preliminary outcomes will be shared. In addition, the real-world instances of improved member engagement, positive clinical outcomes, and lowered cost of care through reduced utilization will be reviewed.

Attendees will learn: 

  • How home delivery of nutritionally-focused meals can positively affect the management of chronic health conditions
  • That increasing access to condition-appropriate meals as part of a chronic care management program can help lower utilization costs
  • Results of a key pilot program that combined a chronic care management program with home delivery of nutritionally-focused meals
  • The importance of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) when designing a chronic care management program


Catherine Macpherson
Vice President of Strategy & Development and Chief Nutrition Officer
Mom’s Meals

Catherine is the VP of Product Strategy and Development and Chief Nutrition Officer for PurFoods, the leading national provider of home-delivered meals that allow people to recover and age at home.  She is a senior leader in health care product strategy & product management, and has launched successful multi-channel, consumer-focused, technology-enabled health, wellness and condition management products at leading healthcare companies. Catherine has served as Vice President of the Medication Adherence and Immunizations businesses at Walgreens, led Healthcare Product Strategy at WebMD, and managed health and wellness programs for Ceridian, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Institute for Cancer Research. Catherine earned her Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and her BA from the University of Michigan. She is a Registered Dietitian and has training and expertise in product management, behavior change, weight management, tobacco cessation, medication adherence, health coaching, disease management and culinary arts.

Scott Rinefort
Senior Director of Product Design
CareMore Health

Scott began his healthcare career as Director of Marketing & New Markets for a senior housing/hospital development company, then worked at PacifiCare and United Healthcare in increasingly responsible roles across all lines of business. He joined CareMore Health in 2013, and in his current role as Senior Director of Product Design, Scott leads innovation across both plan product development and clinical programs, including a focus on social influencers of health. He has a passion for ensuring that CareMore’s business model supports and elevates its clinical delivery and for developing progressive solutions to help our patients access the healthcare system. Scott received his B.S. in Business from Butler University and MBA from Eastern Illinois University.

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